Centre Stage members have also gained professional work within the performing arts including:

Film –    

Billy Elliot

Harry Potter

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

Dog Soldiers


Robin Hood

Purely Belter

Television -   

London 2012 Olymics Opening Ceremony

The X Factor


The Bill


Waking the Dead

Byker Grove

George Gently

Catherine Cookson TV Dramas

Wuthering Heights

55 Degrees North

Harry Hill’s TV Burp


Martina Cole’s The Take

Stars in Their Eyes

Theatre (West End/Professional tours) -

Billy Elliot the Musical

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Scrooge the Musical

Whistle Down the Wind

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Peter Pan

Nicholas Nickleby

Real Abba Gold

D’oyly Carte Christmas Special

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Copelia

Other professional careers include professional singer, stand up comedian, magician, performing arts teacher, cruise line entertainer and theme park performer (including Walt Disney World)

Many Centre Stage students have gone on to attend some of the country’s biggest drama schools including:




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Centre Stage is the only youth theatre group to stage full musical theatre productions at Sunderland’s prestigious Empire Theatre. All aspects of our shows utilise the very best in professional facilities and personnel including costumes, scenery, musicians and technicians from London’s West End. Click here to read some our reviews.

Other venues the Centre Stage on which has appeared include Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, Durham’s Gala Theatre, Newcastle Tyne Theatre and The Customs House, South Shields.